marvelous c.1300, "causing wonder," from O.Fr. merveillos "marvelous, wonderful" (Mod.Fr. merveilleux), from merveille (see MARVEL (Cf. marvel) (n.)). Weakened sense of "splendid, very nice" is from 1924. Related: Marvelously.

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